India  /  Published 07.11.18

Drought-hit farmers sell crackers in Pune

Hundreds of people affected by drought in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, including farmers and students, are working at firecracker stalls in Pune city during Diwali.An estimated 3,000 people h...
By PTI in Pune

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.19

Farm loans drying up would be disastrous

By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.19

Bengal mulls drought plea on rice alarm

The Bengal agriculture department is considering the option of requesting the Centre to declare a draught in some areas and chalk out a joint bailout plan as only 7.8 per cent of the monsoon crop in t...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.10.18

Drought shadow on Maharashtra villages

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday declared that 180 of the 353 tehsils in the state were facing a “drought-like situation”.“A situation of drought has developed in Maharashtra. The state has...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 29.06.19

Water ethics question in Bangalore

A Karnataka government decision to divert water from the river Sharavathi in Shimoga to parched Bangalore, 430km uphill, has evoked stiff opposition from environmentalists and Shimoga residents.Oppone...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.19

The perpetual El Niño

Monsoons follow their own patterns, unpredictable as they may be. In the past, certain periods, spanning a decade or sometimes two, have had higher frequencies of droughts and at the moment, we seem t...
By Jatin Singh in

Bihar  /  Published 06.11.18

Nitish rings water crisis alarm

Bihar may face water crisis from January-February next year as 275 of 540 blocks have been declared drought-hit, worried chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday but said the government is charting out ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 30.06.19

Modi calls for mass movement to save water

The thrust of the Prime Minister’s radio address on Sunday was on the water crisis in the country and the urgent need to tackle it.Narendra Modi exhorted the people to start a “mass movement” to...
By Our bureau and Reuters in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 25.06.19

Forecast of sugar output fall

Sugarcane output is likely to fall in the 2019-20 season (October-September) because of drought-like situation in Maharashtra and Karnataka, but a lower demand and carryover stocks will continue to p...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.06.19

Scorched earth, gasping: Not a drop to drink

India is in a drought situation, the worst in decades. Maharashtra is reeling, so are Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Even Jammu experienced heat waves...
By Paromita Kar in


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